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The ancient history of the Blashill name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided at one of two places called Blackwell, one near a parish in Derbyshire near Alfreton, and the other a township in the parish of Darlington, Durham having derived from the Old English words bloec, which means black and woell, which means spring or stream.

Blashill Early Origins



The surname Blashill was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Blashill Spelling Variations


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Blashill Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Blashill include Blackwell, Blackwall, Blackwill, Blackwel, Blaikewell, Blakewell, Blakewill, Blakewall, Blaikewall, Blakwill, Blackville, Blaikville, Blakeville, Bleckwell, Bleckwall, Bleckville, Plackwell, Plakewell, Plackville, Blatwell, Blatswill, Platwill and many more.

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Blashill Early History


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Blashill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blashill research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1120, 1597, 1608, 1699, 1618 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Blashill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blashill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blashill Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Father George Blackwell, Roman Catholic Archpriest of England from 1597-1608; Isaac Blackwell (d.1699) English Cathedral organist and composer at...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blashill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blashill In Ireland


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Blashill In Ireland



Some of the Blashill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Blashill or a variant listed above:

Blashill Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Sidney Blashill, aged 49, arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Marshall" from Swansea Via Ellesmire Port [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNZD-C3J : 6 December 2014), Sidney Blashill, 01 Feb 1924; citing departure port Swansea Via Ellesmire Port, arrival port New York, ship name Marshall, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blashill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blashill (post 1700)



  • Jeff Blashill (b. 1973), American professional ice hockey head coach for the Detroit Red Wings

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Blashill Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNZD-C3J : 6 December 2014), Sidney Blashill, 01 Feb 1924; citing departure port Swansea Via Ellesmire Port, arrival port New York, ship name Marshall, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

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  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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The Blashill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blashill Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 13 November 2017 at 07:38.

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